Press releases

Irish businesses urged to prepare for new EU data protection regulations


PwC brief senior Irish business leaders on preparing for the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), that will be introduced in May 2018.

Slow tech adoption threatens Asset Management growth


CEOs in Asset & Wealth Management are confident about growth prospects, but concerned about the impact technological change could have in the next five years.

PwC IWD survey reveals keys to winning fight for female talent


PwC released a new global report for International Women's Day, Winning the fight for female talent: How to gain the diversity edge through inclusive recruitment.

European Cities Hotel Forecast gives good news for Ireland


According to the PwC European Cities Hotel Forecast for 2017 and 2018, Dublin hotels had the highest occupancy in 2016 and are predicted to stay on top.

PwC announces support of 2017 Staff Relay Series


PwC Ireland announced its sponsorship of the 2017 Staff Relay Series. The 5 x 5km fun relay event takes place in Phoenix Park Dublin at 6pm on Thursday, 25 May.

Survey reveals retailers need to adapt for mobile future


PwC's Irish Total Retail Survey revealed the quest for loyalty and market share is an ongoing challenge in the retail sector with mobile continuing to thrive.

UCD and PwC join forces to promote education and talent development


University College Dublin (UCD) and PwC Ireland announced a new strategic partnership. The organisations will work together on education and talent development.

PwC survey reveals global Insurance CEOs embracing disruption


Insurance CEOs around the world are concerned about the combined threats to growth from over-regulation, speed of technological change and changing customer behaviour.

PwC celebrates Chinese New Year and welcomes Chinese ambassador


PwC hosted Chinese Ambassador to Ireland, H.E. Dr. Yue Xiaoyong, to celebrate Chinese New Year on February 10, 2017 at an event attended by 100 business leaders.

Mining, ForEX and AI start-ups compete for PwC Docklands Innovation Award


Three start-up companies will battle it out at the 2017 PwC Docklands Innovation Enterprise Awards to secure the title of Best Investment Proposal 2017.

U20 Six Nations Championship 2017 kicks off


The Ireland Under-20 squad sponsored by PwC has been named by head coach Nigel Carolan for the opening rounds of the U20 Six Nations Championship 2017.

Rethinking recruitment, retention and rewarding priority for HR leaders


Skills shortages, more valuable analytics and a reward strategy are some of the key findings from PwC's 2017 Irish HR Directors' Pulse Survey.

CEO confidence rises despite new risks and uncertainty


PwC’s 20th annual global CEO survey reveals belief in their own growth prospects and their outlook for the global economy are on the rise.

Transport infrastructure sector primed for drone technology revolution


New study released by PwC describes possible applications of drone technology and its impact on the competitiveness of transport network operators.

Technology adaptation key to managing cyberthreats and achieving advantage


According to latest PwC Global State of Information Security Survey, progressive organisations recognize value of digital solutions for security and innovation.

Employees working abroad poses tax challenge for businesses in Ireland


As mobility evolves and more organisations see talent moving internationally, many businesses are facing a growing challenge to understand where in the world their people are working and what they are doing, which can have huge implications for their tax affairs and pose reputational risk, according to PwC’s global survey, Managing mobility in a changing landscape.

IPO Watch Europe 2016


European IPO market will end year on a subdued note, with total annual proceeds down by approximately a half at €28.4bn according to latest figures by PwC.

Global Data and Analytics Survey reveals Big Decisions required in predictive analytics


PwC’s 2016 Big Decisions Survey focuses on how enterprises worldwide limit risk and leveraging data to make Big Decisions, giving them a competitive edge.

Confidence amidst challenges - Ireland's finance leaders reveal


Irish finance leaders are aware that positioning for growth is a priority, while there is more to do on leveraging digital platforms and technologies in the midst of significant change.

PwC tops the league for funds serviced in Ireland


New findings from Monterey Insight, the independent fund research company reveal the market shares of all service providers in Ireland’s funds industry.

Dublin ranks top five European cities for real estate investment, last four years running


Dublin takes fourth position in the list of Europe’s most attractive cities for property development and investment for the last four years running.

PwC and SSAFE release tool for food companies to assess vulnerabilities


Fraudsters will find it harder to infiltrate supply chains and profit from food fraud with the release of a new industry tool designed to help fight fraud and protect consumers.

Technology leaders redefining meaning of value, says ICT 50 report


According to 2016 Global ICT 50 ranking of companies, winning companies today define themselves by the unique strategic value they provide their customers.

Ireland tops EU league of business-friendly tax regimes


The PwC / World Bank Group report states that Ireland's tax system ranks as the most effective in the EU for paying business taxes and is the fifth most effective in the world.

PwC Ireland director appointed president of ICSA


Ruairí Cosgrove, Director of PwC Ireland's Entity, Governance & Compliance practice, has been appointed President of the Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) for a two-year term.

Family businesses can flourish with strategic focus


Nearly three-quarters of Irish family businesses expanded over the past year, according to PwC's 2016 Irish Family Business Survey, but their ongoing success is dependent on more robust strategic activities, including digital readiness and succession planning.

Irish Oil & Gas Sector still in turbulent waters, says new PwC Survey published today


PwC’s 2016 Irish Oil and Gas Survey launched today at the Atlantic Ireland conference and notes that the significant decline in the global prices of oil and gas has placed severe pressure on the industry.

Focus on growth amid disruption at 2016 Business Forum


Brexit is looming large, but growth is on the agenda amid disruption according to the findings of the Business Barometer survey carried out at PwC Ireland's Business Forum 2016.

Business...but not as usual


Launching PwC's 2016 Business Forum 'Business...but not as usual' are Sasha Wiggins, CEO, Barclays Bank Ireland and Enda McDonagh, The conference will take place on Tuesday, 8 November at the Convention Centre Dublin and will be attended by over 600 Irish business leaders.

PwC/Wexford Festival Opera announce 2016 ‘Emerging Young Artist’ Bursary Winners


Carrickfergus born mezzo-soprano Sarah Richmond and Navan tenor Andrew Gavin have both been selected as the PwC/Wexford Festival Opera ‘Emerging Young Artist’ bursary winners for 2016. This initiative, now in its second year, serves to support and celebrate Ireland’s Emerging Young Artists from the opera world and helps to contribute towards the many costs associated with furthering their careers...

Apple appeal and Brexit paramount for business leaders in the lead-up to Budget 17


According to PwC’s pre-Budget survey an overwhelming majority of Ireland's business leaders believe that appealing the EU Commission's Apple decision is the right course of action, while nearly half view Brexit as more of a threat than an opportunity to their businesses…

Irish insurance leaders going for growth and innovation despite challenges


The first Insurance Ireland PwC Pulse Survey highlights the significant disruption in the industry arising from the adoption of new technology and innovative practices in addition to the influence of changes in regulation and legislation. The report forms part of the PwC Strategic Alliance Partnership with Insurance Ireland...

Customer the focus as banks seek to collaborate with FinTechs


Financial institutions are looking to partner with new market entrants who better understand customer needs, says PwC’s Global 2016 FinTech Survey...

Strategy that works needs to extend beyond short term goals


The launch of PwC’s Strategy& book, Strategy That Works, at Spencer Dock was accompanied by new insight into strategic thinking in Irish companies...

Economic crime in financial services outpacing other industries


Economic crime in Financial Services has increased and there is need for new thinking in the industry, according to a new report from PwC...

R&D platform must continue to evolve for Ireland to remain investment destination


Nearly a third of multinational company CEOs in Ireland believe that maintaining Ireland's status as an attractive location for RD&I is critical to increasing their investment...

Irish ETFs have potential to reach $800 billion by 2021


PwC expects there to be an accelerated growth in Exchange Traded Funds over the next five years, with Irish ETFs having the potential to reach $800 billion by 2021, according to a new report...

PwC Global Economy Watch points to Ireland's potential


The UK's vote to leave the European Union may create opportunities for Dublin as a leading international financial centre, according to PwC's global macroeconomics team...

IPO Watch predicts Brexit set to half European IPO proceeds in 2016


PwC’s latest IPO Watch, which surveys all new primary market equity IPOs on Europe’s principal stock markets and market segments, has predicted that European IPO proceeds are unlikely to exceed €25bn by the end of 2016 following the UK’s vote to leave the EU...

2016 CEO Pulse Survey reveals growth on the agenda despite uncertainties


PwC’s 11th annual survey of the key issues of concern to Irish business leaders reveals confidence has wavered but growth remains the focus...

A holistic approach is necessary after Brexit


Feargal O'Rourke has called on Irish business to communicate that Ireland is open for business and more capable than ever to welcome new investment...

Wealth management industry needs to embrace digital technology


PwC’s recent wealth management report, Sink or swim: why wealth management can’t afford to miss the digital wave, reveals just a quarter of wealth managers offer digital channels beyond email...

Marie O’Connor has received the 2016 Ireland-U.S. Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award


The Award marks Marie's notable and important achievements in building the business bonds between America and Ireland...

UK Referendum: Irish businesses need to consider implications of Brexit


The UK electorate has voted to leave the European Union. Many Irish businesses will need to deal with a new set of circumstances in the years ahead in terms of economic, political and social relations with the UK...

Statement on Brexit from Feargal O'Rourke


Irish business needs to consider the implications of Brexit and plan accordingly...

Ten tech-driven forces to shape financial services by 2020


PwC’s new global report captures the real-world implications of ten technological advances on the industry and those who must supervise and tackle them...

Confidence in construction remains high despite challenges


Confidence remains high amongst Irish construction industry leaders, despite the challenges presented by skills shortages in some areas and the securing of project finance...

Business leaders see Brexit as a threat to growth


An overwhelming majority of Irish CEOs believe that the UK exiting from the European Union is the serious threat to Irish businesses...

Fintech at heart of strategy for 70% of Irish FS firms, survey reveals


The survey is a locally-focused report based on PwC's global FinTech survey, which featured the responses of over 500 global business leaders across the FS industry in 46 countries...

PwC encourages resolution of unresolved tax disputes before TAC take over


PwC is encouraging anyone with unresolved tax disputes to negotiate the conclusion of the dispute with the Revenue Commissioner prior to the transfer of their cases to the Tax Appeals Commission...

PwC extends partnership with IRFU for another four years


As part of the partnership, PwC will continue to be the official sponsor of the Ireland Under-20, Ireland Under-19 and Ireland Under-18 sides...

PwC and Business to Arts talk the power of technology


PwC hosted a gathering of chief executives at its Spencer Dock headquarters to discuss the power of technology in the workplace and its transformative power in terms of customer engagement...

PwC and Localise host homeless fundraising cyclethon


PwC and Localise hosted a fundraising #StreetLife Cyclethon event with students from St Laurence O'Toole's School in support of Inner City Helping Homeless...

PwC and Business To Arts talk the power of technology


Next week, PwC will host a Business To Arts CEO Forum on how Irish businesses are leveraging new technologies to engage in new ways with their customers...

PwC are Graduate Employer of the Year 2016


PwC were declared Graduate Employer of the Year at the Gradireland 2016 Awards which were held in Dublin’s Mansion House on April 28...

Irish retailers will need to continue to adapt their business models


Nearly 23,000 online shoppers in 25 countries revealed the changing behaviours that will drive the coming retail revolution...

PwC Cork match growth plans with move to new state-of-the-art office


From Tuesday, 3 May, PwC Cork will be located in their new state-of-the-art office on the waterfront at One Albert Quay in Cork...

Former UK PM Gordon Brown addresses Irish business leaders on Brexit


Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the Right Honorable Doctor Gordon Brown, addressed a Business Leaders’ Dinner on the future of Britain’s relationship with the European Union and the potential consequences of a Brexit yesterday...

Marie O’Connor to receive Ireland-US Council’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award


PwC Ireland partner Marie O’Connor is to receive the Ireland-US Council 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her role in building the business bonds between the United States and Ireland...

PwC 2016 Irish Economic Crime survey - A rising threat in Ireland


The cost of economic crime is accelerating, fuelled by growth in cybercrime according to PwC's 2016 Irish Economic Crime survey...

Focus on leadership to increase value of internal audit


Internal audit functions that have very effective leadership perform better and add greater value to their businesses, according to a new report by PwC...

PwC launches 'Game of Threats', a PwC Cyber threat simulation


PwC Ireland is launching Game of Threats, a head-to-head digital game that simulates the speed and complexity of real-world cyber breaches...

Women in ETFs launches in Dublin this afternoon


Women in ETFs (WE) is holding its first event in Dublin this afternoon hosted by PwC at their office in Dublin...

Pat Moran joins PwC as Partner leading cybersecurity


PwC is delighted to announce that Pat Moran has joined the firm as Partner to lead its cybersecurity practice...

Banking & Capital Markets CEO survey reveals global challenges


Over-regulation, the speed of technological change and geopolitical uncertainty are the key issues that Banking & Capital Markets CEOs see as impacting their business in the coming years, according to PwC’s survey of 176 Banking & Capital Markets CEOs...

Private company CEOs changing how they manage their brand


Building on trust, personal relationships and strong values, family-run companies could have significant competitive advantage according to PwC’s 19th Annual Global CEO Survey...

Tax facts at your fingertips


PwC Ireland have launched Tax Facts 2016, the practical and easy-to follow annual guide to the Irish tax system...

Technology set to significantly change insurance sector


More than 70% of insurance CEOs are making significant changes to the way they use technology to assess and meet customer expectations...

Regulation a challenge in the Not-For-Profit sector


With new rules expected to come into force shortly, charities and the not-for-profit sector should consider their company structures as well as their investment strategies to minimise the impact of regulation...

Grins all round as Your Smile Direct wins Docklands Innovation Best Investment Proposal Award


Dublin start-up Your Smile Direct has won the title of Best Investment Proposal 2016 and a prize of €10,000 at this year’s PwC Docklands Innovation Awards...

European cities hotel forecast shows Dublin is making a recovery


Dublin is making a recovery according to PwC’s European cities hotel forecast for 2016 and 2017, launched today, which features 19 of Europe’s most important gateway cities...

Press release: Female demand for international mobility at an all-time high


To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) on Tuesday, 8 March 2016, PwC surveyed 3,937 professionals from 40 countries including Ireland to find out about their international mobility experiences and aspirations...

Momentum strong after landmark year for power and renewables M&A


Following a strong performance in 2014, worldwide M&A activity in renewable energy has almost doubled, reaching a record high of US$55.3bn (2014: US$28.3bn)...

95% of Asset Management CEOs are confident of revenue growth over the next three years


PwC’s report ‘Redefining business success in a changing world’, which surveyed 189 asset management CEOs in 39 countries, reveals that their confidence in their own business prospects remains unshaken...

Mary Honohan addresses the Irish Tax Institute's annual dinner


Mary Honohan said that any new Government tax policies must address clear priorities that are workable...

Start-Ups go head-to-head in Enterprise Awards battle for expansion funding prize


Three companies, each seeking expansion funding, will battle it out at the Docklands Innovation Enterprise Awards to secure the title of ‘best investment proposal 2016’ and a prize of €10,000...

Major scope for efficiencies between life companies and financial brokers, new report reveals


Greater integration is necessary between life companies and financial brokers on IT and web development to increase efficiencies, reduce duplication and improve consumer service, according to a new survey by PwC...

European IPO proceeds reached new highs in 2015, but market conditions likely to hinder activity in first half of 2016


Increases in the number of postponed or cancelled deals are expected in 2016 as companies battle against market volatility and challenging market conditions, according to PwC’s latest IPO Watch...

Almost 50% of hedge fund firms plan to launch a new hedge fund by the end of 2016


Around half of hedge fund firms intend to launch a new hedge fund by the end of the year and most are reporting rising assets, according to a global survey by PwC and the Alternative Investment Management Association...

Business leaders gaining on cybersecurity risks


Prevention, detection methods and cybersecurity innovation are on the rise as forward-leaning business leaders focus on solutions that reduce cybersecurity risks and improve business performance...

PwC hosted UKTI / BICC Breakfast briefing highlighting the opportunities in the UK for Irish tech companies


The UK Trade and Investment and the British Irish Chamber of Commerce together with PwC this morning hosted a seminar to explore the opportunities for scaling Irish technology companies into the UK...

PwC-sponsored Ireland U20 6 Nations squad announced


The Ireland U20 squad, sponsored by PwC has been named by Head Coach Nigel Carolan for the 2016 RBS Six Nations Championship...

More work to do on diversity to attract key talent


Diversity and inclusiveness are now competitive imperatives within an evolving financial services marketplace, according to PwC report ‘Making diversity a reality’, launched in Ireland today...

Export Knowledge Programme launched by IEA supported by PwC


The Irish Exporters Association’s National Export Hub in partnership with InterTradeIreland today announced the launch of the Export Knowledge Programme, a new educational programme aimed at supporting SME’s to improve their exporting capabilities...

Geopolitical threats rise as CEO’s global growth confidence falls


The results, in PwC’s Annual CEO Survey - ‘Redefining business success in a changing world’ - underline a gloomy outlook for the global economy in the next twelve months...

PwC economists reveal predictions for 2016


As we enter the New Year, PwC’s economists have once again peered into the crystal ball to make their predictions for 2016...

Paying Taxes 2016


The PwC / World Bank Group report, published in Ireland today, highlights Ireland’s strengths on tax at a time when Governments are focused on international tax transparency...

Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2016


While Dublin is still attracting plenty of capital, the consensus among interviewees is that the Irish capital has already reached its peak for opportunistic returns...